Now I understand we shouldn’t do things that might imply we’re living immorally, even if we’re not because other people get the wrong idea. But, shouldn’t everyone be held responsible for their own behavior?
I am convinced that you cant avoid scandal for many different situations.
For example, I am a single, chaste, celibate man. I don’t look like a bum or anything and I take care of myself, but when people find out that I am single, they smile and say “Oh you’re a player. I wish I was a bachelor getting all kinds of women and sleeping with them all the time like you.”
Now, it just so happens I dont get any women at all. And I dont even have any female friends whatsoever. But yet, they view a successful young man whos single as a player who sleeps with half the town. Do i bear any sin for this impression that they have made up in their own mind? Is being single for some people a sin, since it leads to scandal?